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"Что есть у твоего дяди?"

Translation:What does your uncle have?

February 17, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/the_Mr.T

My nose again, daggummit


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/victor.mor18

Can one point me out to a usage of this sentence? Does this implies that his uncle is ill or something, and then you would ask «Что есть у твоего дяди?» Is that it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George699064

For example, someone's uncle has something in his hands and you would like to know what it is. In English this sentence can be used to ask about a medical conditon or illness, but I do not know about Russian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/victor.mor18

Thanks for the reply. I understand your point, but my question was regarding do Russian. According to my wife, this is used for possession, not for illness. ;)
A couple of examples:
1 - A friend of yours says that his uncle is rich and has everything. Then you would ask: "Что есть у твоего дяди?"
The answer for that would be something like "Oh, he has a private jet, a mustang, a big mansion and so forth"

2 - You are at your friend's uncle's house to fix his TV. You are looking for tools in your bag but you can't find the right one for the job. Then you ask: "Что есть у твоего дяди?"

Hope it helps :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Namonaraqnaq

Почему она говорить "дядя", а правильный ответ - "дяди".

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